80mm LS with / without blue ring

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80mm LS with / without blue ring

Postby NN635503104733533977UL » Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:42 pm

I have wrongfully posted this question in a different forum, and was encouraged to ask this question on this forum;

I am looking to buy a used 80mm LS AF, and I have discovered that there is (at least) two versions; one with a blue ring on the lens, one without. Is there any major difference, or any reason not to buy without the blue ring? I am shopping on a budget for now, and can live with some drawbacks until I can upgrade later on.

Thank you.
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Re: 80mm LS with / without blue ring

Postby charlesrocket » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:24 pm

If you using 80+ mp back, Blue Ring glass would be a better option over classic lenses. With P/50mp backs difference would be minimal.
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